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  Construction News Around Ireland: Steady growth puts Ireland on course for full employment bar construction: http://bit.ly/2hvqf0w Workers employed in the Irish Construction sector stands at 150,000, which is barely half of where it was during the boom: http://bit.ly/2zLXGEi   Ireland Construction Featured Jobs: Carpenter – Galway: http://bit.ly/2AJbiQ1 Carpenter –...
Ireland on course for "full" employment by next year. A leading economic think tank has forecast that Ireland will be close to “full” employment by the end of next year. In a new report, The Economic and Social Research Institute said consumer spending is one of the main reasons for strong economic growth. However the report called on the government to introduce a “neutral” budget next Tuesday....
Workers employed in the Irish Construction sector stands at 150,000, which is barely half of where it was during the boom. Outside of construction , employment in  Ireland  is now higher than its pre-crisis peak, according to the  Central Bank . In its latest quarterly bulletin, the bank said the number of people employed in non-construction activities here had risen to 1.92 million, which surpassed the level...
Staff shortage in construction industry: report Most smaller building firms are struggling to  hire  carpenters, joiners and bricklayers, a new report has revealed. Salaries in the industry are increasing because of the “ever worsening” shortage of skilled workers, said the Federation of Master  Builders Its survey of almost 350 small to medium-sized construction companies (SMEs) found...
  ONE of Ireland's leading universities is to invest €350m in the biggest expansion plan in its history. University College Cork (UCC) today confirmed the €350m expansion which will create 500 construction jobs and support an expansion of its student population from 21,000 to 23,000. Central to the investment will be allowing for an expansion of foreign student numbers from 3,300 to 4,400....
Some 450 construction jobs and a further 200 permanent jobs are to be created at  Janssen Sciences Ireland  as part of a €300m expansion. The expansion plans involve an investment of more than €300m that will increase the existing manufacturing space by an additional 19,100 square metres. “The pharma industry makes a huge contribution to the Irish economy in terms of jobs and manufacturing exports, and is...
A property tycoon has warned Dublin does not have enough skilled construction workers to lift the country out of the housing crisis.  Developer Sean Mulryan has revealed 76,000 extra employees are needed for Government plans to meet the housing demand, especially in the capital.  The owner of the Ballymore Group told of his fears school leavers are not choosing trade apprenticeships because they are considered...
It was announced today that Marlet Property Group Ltd., in conjunction with M&G Investments, has appointed Walls Construction to carry out extensive redevelopment work on the Charlemont Exchange office building at Dublin’s Charlemont Place.    It is estimated that 100 construction jobs, direct and indirect labour, are expected to be created during the project, which will see the addition of two new floors and...
More than 1,000 Construction jobs coming to Longford  An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has kicked off construction of a €233m development in Ballymahon, County Longford. Center Parcs Longford Forest will create 750 jobs during the construction phase which is due to be completed by the summer of next year. Mr Varadkar said the development will be a significant development for the Longford region, which has faced economic...
There were slower rises in both activity and new orders recorded in the latest figures from the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity. Despite the easing of growth, rates of expansion remained marked and firms upped their rate of job creation. The PMI dipped for the third successive month in August, posting 55.1 from 56.6...
Major ‘HQ’ development worth €160m for Cork quayside to create 450 construction jobs in Cork! Development worth €160 million, spanning eight buildings and to include 237 apartments, a 136-bed hotel, 400,000 sq ft of offices and an acre of open plaza is coming on track on Cork city’s Horgan’s Quay,  writes Tommy Barker . The mixed-use development is likely to take between three and five years to...